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Using An App To Help Me Stay On Path

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Hello there you blank beautiful screen. It's been awhile. I took a little time last week to just step back, disconnect, and honestly breathe. I felt myself needing a breather and a moment to adjust to going back to work (part-time), Lil Man going to school full time, soccer and running for him, and just daily life. You know what I mean.

My typical morning is starting to consist of some type of early morning workout, rushing home to get lunches made, making sure I'm back in time so hubby can get to work, grabbing a quick shower, getting Lil Man to the bus stop, finally getting breakfast for me, packing my work bag, getting laundry started, cleaning up the kitchen, taking the dogs in and out and in and out...  and if possible I try to get caught up on email/social media before I head into work.

But I'm back and feeling a little more like I have things under control. I think I'm finding

8 Mile Run

I went for an 8 mile run today. It was misting rain and chilly. With the hip issues, I probably shouldn't have run the hills, but I didn't want to have to drive somewhere to then run. Around mile 2, I could feel myself struggling. I knew I had a long way to go if I wanted to complete the loop (which consists of running up part of Peter's Mountain). I turned the music up on my ipod and pushed through it. I didn't know how far I had gone because I changed my route mid run. I was happy and surprised to discover that I had gone farther than what I had originally thought.

I knew my feet were cold and wet, but I didn't realize just how wet. My feet were SOAKED, and I was really chilled. My fingers were so cold that I had a hard time taking my shoes off.

But I'm pleased with myself. I am still slow though. I ran a 10:40 pace for 8 miles. My hip hurts, but not as bad as I anticipated.  I'm glad I was able to get it in today.

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